Thursday, 31 December 2015

Three Unusual Ways to Listen to Meditations

It all started with the widget in the picture on the right. Is it an air freshener? No.  Is it a smoke alarm? Apparently not.

It is, in fact (as the title of this post probably gave away already) a speaker, and a recent gift from the Computer Man.

It turns out that he had, in fact, been listening attentively when I bemoaned how hard it was to listen to meditations, (or anything else "on demand") in the bathroom, without watery risk to smartphones or other tech.

These days, thanks to the Computer Man knowing such a thing existed, either of us can be as relaxed as we like, streaming anything from any bluetooth device into this dinky little bathroom speaker.

So bathroom speakers are the first unusual way to listen to meditations.

(And yes, that link, like some others in this post, is an affiliate one).

Anyway, the whole bathroom speaker revelation got me wondering: what else had I been missing out on?

It turns out, for example, that something I'd been dimly aware of for ages (MP3 players in pillows) are now a totally everyday concept. And wouldn't this speaker pillow (below) would go very well with a sleep or relaxation meditation?

Speaker pillows then, are unusual meditation listening method number two.

The most unusual way to listen to meditations I've encountered so far (in an admittedly short foray) is (drum roll please...) the woolly hat. With something like this piece of  wearable tech (below)  you could, theoretically, be outside in sub-zero temperatures, yet listening to a beach-based meditation.

I'm not suggesting you should, not least because its important to concentrate in ice and snow, and "Relaxing on the Beach" might be just too relaxing to allow that to happen safely.

But (to me, at least) it's still amazing that you could.

Finally, please amaze me some more...Let me know in the comments below about the most unusual locations in, and devices with which, you've ever listened to a meditation.